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  • What should I expect during my visit?
    When you arrive at Lakeview Wellness Clinic, you will be taken to the treatment area. You will be seated in a comfortable recliner. You will be connected to monitors the entire time during your treatment. We will place a small gauge IV and start the infusion. During the Ketamine infusion, you may experience a “floating” sensation or mild visual sensation such as seeing bright lights. Some patients report the sensations as being pleasant, for others it may cause some discomfort. We have medications available to help alleviate any discomfort.
  • Is Ketamine safe?
    Ketamine was approved by the Food and Drug administration (FDA) in 1970. Ketamine has been used in clinical practice for the past 50 years. Ketamine has a large safety profile. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists Ketamine as an essential medication for anesthesia and pain management. Ketamine is safe when administered by a qualified healthcare provider trained in the use of Ketamine. At Lakeview Wellness Clinic, Ketamine infusions are administered by a board certified anesthesia provider. We care about your safety and wellbeing, and you will be monitored throughout your treatment.
  • How many Ketamine infusions will I need?
    You will need 6 infusions for mood disorders. After the initial series of infusions, you will also need booster infusions periodically. Some people require booster infusions every 1-2 months, others can go as far as 3 months. We will work with you to figure out your frequency for booster infusions. The number of infusions varies for chronic pain. Please call us for more information.
  • How long does a Ketamine infusion take?
    Ketamine infusion for mood disorders takes 40 minutes. Please plan to be in the clinic for 1.5 hours for check-in, treatment, and recovery. Ketamine infusions for chronic pain can take 2 to 4 hours. Please plan to be in the clinic for 3 to 5 hours.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    The services that we provide at Lakeview Wellness Clinic are generally not covered by insurance, therefore, we are not set up to bill insurance. The use of ketamine for mood disorders is considered off-label, and most insurance companies will not provide coverage. We can provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company. Please check with your insurance company to see if they will provide some form of coverage prior to starting treatment.
  • What is Ketamine?
    Ketamine is an anesthetic drug first synthesized by Calvin L. Stevens PhD and his team in 1962. It is an analog of phencyclidine. It is a dissociative anesthetic that produces intense analgesia and amnesia. The clinical effect of Ketamine is produced through inhibition of the N-methyl-D-asparate (NMDA) receptors. Ketamine also has clinical effects at opioid, noradrenergic, cholinergic, nicotinic, and muscarinic receptors.
  • This is my first infusion, what do I need to know?
    Please do not eat food for 6 hours prior to your appointment time. You can drink water or a clear liquid such as apple juice up to two hours before your appointment time. Please dress comfortably in loose clothing for your appointment. You will be in a comfortable recliner during your infusion. You will be connected to monitors and you will be monitored the entire time during your treatment. Some people may experience headache, nausea and vomiting after an infusion, we have medications to help with that. Most people are ready to go home within 30-60 minutes after an infusion. You cannot drive home after an infusion, you must be accompanied by a family member or friend who will drive you home. Do not operate heavy machinery within 24 hours after Ketamine infusion. Do not sign any legal documents within 24 hours after Ketamine infusion.
  • Do I need a referral for Ketamine infusion therapy?
    No, we do not require a referral but we will need documentation that shows that you have a diagnosis of a mood disorder or chronic pain. We will contact your provider’s office for documentation once we establish that you are a good candidate for ketamine therapy. In order for us to contact your provider’s office on your behalf, we will ask you to fill out a release of information form.
  • Who can safely receive IV infusion therapy?
    Most people can safely receive an IV infusion. If you are pregnant, we will need an order from your OB provider. People that have congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and end stage renal disease, it may not be advisable to receive IV infusion therapy.
  • Is IV infusion therapy covered by insurance?
    IV infusion therapy is not covered by insurance.
  • Is IV infusion therapy safe?
    Yes, IV infusion therapy is safe. Our infusions are designed to help improve your health and wellness.
  • What can I expect during my visit?
    When you arrive at Lakeview Wellness Clinic, you will be taken to the treatment area. You will be seated in a comfortable recliner. We will review your medical history, take your vital signs, start a small gauge IV, prepare and start the infusion requested. The infusion will be completed within 30-60 minutes. After the infusion, we will take another set of vital signs, we will make sure you are feeling well before you leave the clinic.
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